The BPO Industry Employees Network welcomes the Baguio City council’s resolution to enact a BPO employees’ welfare ordinance to boost efforts to protect BPO workers’ rights on July 31 during the city council hearing that investigated the reported displacement of some 1,000 workers in Sitel Philippines in Baguio City.
The BPO Industry Employees Network (BIEN) Philippines firmly opposed martial law and condemned the extension of Martial Law declaration until end of December 2017 as approved by Congress last July 22.
“What transpired in the joint session was a total sell out of democracy,” according to Mylene Cabalona, BIEN spokesperson, “when an overwhelming number of members of the Congress voted to extend Martial Law in Mindanao even as the reports provided by the security cluster of the President could not stand on its own to establish factual basis.”
The BPO Industry Employees Network (BIEN) expressed alarm and concern over the murder of Irene Adolfo, a call center agent last July 10 reportedly on her way to withdraw her salary in an ATM.
“We are alarmed with this yet another violent crime committed against a call center agent. We demand justice for Irene and other call center agents like Eleanor Gonzales who have fallen victims to crimes,” Mylene Cabalona said.